To say that people are excited for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, which is coming out next year, would be an understatement. The recently released full-length trailer broke the trailer-view record for a 24-hour period, which is no small feat. Now, a new International trailer has made its way online, giving fans just a bit more new footage to chew on and get excited about.
This new trailer for Beauty and the Beast made its way onto YouTube recently and for the most part, is a slightly condensed version of the first full-length trailer that Disney released a couple of weeks ago. However, there is some new footage in here that further showcases how closely this live-action take will mirror the original animated classic. In this new trailer, we get to see a new shot of Mrs. Potts' son Chip, as well as some more of Belle's horse in the snowy garden. Also, there is a gorgeous shot of Belle getting to see Beast's immense library for the first time. Given how successful and how beloved the animated version of Beauty and the Beast is, it is likely this strategy of familiar story, new presentation will pay off for Disney.
This live-action Beauty and the Beast has an incredible stable of talent to further give Disney fans hope that this movie will live up to the hype. The cast includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Oscar winner Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Oscar nominee Ian McKellen and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson. They also have an Oscar-winning director with Bill Condon and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken is returning to do the music for this new version. He also composed the score for the original and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice helped him write the new songs for this new Beauty and the Beast.
Disney has had a tremendous amount of success with these live-action adaptations of their classic movies so far. This trend started with Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, which made more than $1 billion worldwide back in 2010. Since then, they have also had success with Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book, which was one of the highest-grossing ($966 million) and best-reviewed movies this year. Disney has no reason to think Beauty and the Beast won't be at least as successful at this point. The studio also has several other live-action projects in development, including Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Lion King.
Beauty and the Beast will be primed to make a lot of money in its first week of release, since it will only have relatively minor competition. The James Gunn produced horror movie The Belko Experiment and the indie action/crime drama Free Fire are the only other movies being released on the same day. The following week they will have some slightly more stiff competition in the form of Power Rangers and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 10, 2017. You can check out the new international trailer for yourself below.